We have just arrived home from a fantastic whirlwind trip to Dublin and the United Kingdom and I thought I would share my travel wardrobe.
Dublin and the United Kingdom
One month into Spring and looking at the weather forecasts it was still going to be cool with temperature ranges from 1c to 18c being the warmest during the day. The weather really turned it on for us, sunshine every day and only 1 day of rain and then I wouldn’t call it that much rain, grey and overcast with some drizzle and this was on our last day. York even managed to turn the heat on reaching 22c but the mornings and evenings were still quite cool.
This trip was to visit my mother-in-law who is not in the best of health and do some sightseeing whilst we were there, so the wardrobe needed to be comfortable to do a lot of walking on cobblestone streets and sightseeing as well as being comfortable sitting about with family.
brown, navy, cream, burgundy, grey and a little bit of chartreuse.
What I packed:
(each garment is linked to its original construction post -top to bottom, left to right)
This wardrobe worked very well, I didn’t feel as if I was in the same outfit as all the tops went will all the bottoms so at no time did I wear the same combination. We managed to do laundry half way thorough the trip and a couple of tops got washed whilst we were on the road sightseeing.
I took two outer layers, my brown merino cardi that worked with all outfits and my burgundy coat went well with the jeans and this was worn early morning or during the evening when we were wondering about. I also had a collection of jewellery that changed the look of the tops. I’m sorry I didn’t take a second pair of winter shoes, the boots worked fine but my feet got a bit sick of them and the taupe flats didn’t work with the tights I took and were only worn on the flights.
My mother-in-law is in northern Wales and I had worked out that Linton Tweed was a 3 hour trip from her home so my darling husband made sure it was included in our sightseeing itinerary. Of course two pieces of fabric followed me home:
|2 metres for a jacket|
|2 skirt lengths of 1 metre each.|
Then on our last day we visited Abakhan fabrics and I purchased 2 pieces of linen by the pound totalling 5 metres for AUS$18, which I thought was a very good price.
|This colour is in the top tweed.|
This trip managed to put a stop to the completion of my 2014 SWAP entry, I still had 3 pieces to sew before today, however work and jet lag has not been conducive to getting these completed. No matter I have 8 new garments in my wardrobe and I love all of them!